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  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True; 1 edition (March 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591792576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591792574
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I keep giving this book away; I think I've owned 30 different copies already. I tend to pass it out to anybody, man or woman, who has made a commitment to-or even has a passing interest in-the art of loving. David Deida gets it, like no one I've ever read, and he writes about it forcefully, honestly, and downright poetically."
-Michael Tucker, actor and author

"The Way of the Superior Man is quite wonderful. Finally, a guide for the noncastrated male. This book will offend and infuriate some, inspire and test others, but challenge virtually everybody. I found it wise, insightful, occasionally brilliant, and always resourceful. To transcend the body-mind means to transcend and include its sexuality, not transcend and evaporate it. Few are the books that discuss strong sexuality within strong spirituality, instead of tepid sexuality diluted by a mediocre spiritual stance. This book steps straightforwardly into the challenge. Love it or loathe it, it is a shout from the heart of one perspective of the eternal masculine."
-Ken Wilber, author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; No Boundary; and Grace and Grit

"At last! A book that explains the heart and soul of a woman to men. As a woman, I've never felt so understood and validated. This book is a key to helping men and women take their relationships one step further. Finally, a clear and brilliant guide to unraveling the mystery of relationships."
-Marci Shimoff, co-author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

"The Way of the Superior Man lays out a challenge before all men to fulfill their true purpose and to be authentically masculine. It will guide you on your journey to a successful and spiritually complete way of life. I invite you to live in the moment, to love openly, and to step up to the plate with this book in your hand."
-Tony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

"David's work speaks to the core of our work as men. He offers a bold view of men, and challenges us to stand up and lay claim to the beauty and power of the masculine. He does not advocate superiority as in 'superiority to women.' He speaks of superiority as the Greeks might. The challenge is strictly internal. The invitation is to rise above our mediocrity, to let go of making excuses for our own laziness, to stop apologizing for who we are, and to stop blaming others or our childhood for how we've become. He asks that we step into the fullness of our being-intense, focused, powerful, clear. And directly connected to our hearts."
-Dennis Mead-Shikaly, Executive Director: The ManKind Project / New Warrior Network

About the Author

David Deida is internationally renowned for his revolutionary insights into mens and womens consciousness and his commitment to deepening genuine spiritual and sexual practice. Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative spiritual teachers of our time, Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually.  Deida is known worldwide as the author of hundreds of essays, audiotapes, videotapes, articles, and books that bring to light an integral approach to spirituality.  His books include the best-selling underground classic, The Way of the Superior Man; several practical texts on authentic sexual spirituality, including Finding God Through Sex and Blue Truth, and the autobiographical novel about highly unconventional spiritual training, Wild Nights.

David Deida's books are published in more than twenty-five languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses, source texts used in men's and women's groups around the world, and are considered important resources for spiritual transformation and sacred sexuality by everyone from achievement coach Tony Robbins to philosopher Ken Wilber to minister and spiritual spokeswoman Marianne Williamson.


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Merlin on Dec 8 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is not for babies. 4 of the most fantastic women I know recommended I read this book. These are powerful intelligent women who will not suffer fools, or weak men. Brothers, it's time we had both a heart AND a spine. It's time we became authentically masculine. This book speaks to me as a man like no other. It isn't filled with pop psychology or all about learning cute little seduction techniques. Who are you? What's your purpose? Do you have the courage to go and find it, whatever the cost? And find uncommon rewards? Are you strong enough to love with a fully open heart? To let go of Mommy? To become self-reliant and give you true gifts to the world and to your woman? To let go of excuses? To continuously grow? To understand her moods? To understand and properly channel your attractions? To be challenged and stay standing? To be criticized and find the gift in it? And to know a higher, deeper, more blissful kind of love? Or would you just rather not fully wake up and keep with the routine of job, housework, buddies and TV? Your choice. David Deida gives it to you straight. He's even a bit harsh at times. But always on the mark. He's helped me wake up and understand so much about my relationships. But like I said, it's not for babies and it may not be for everybody, unless you're ready for it. Are you?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iamyourbiggestfan on June 28 2012
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I am a strong, confident woman who will not suffer weak minded men. I am truly a lover of men and the furthest from a 'man hater'. If I could I would give a copy of this book to all men. I have given copies to all of my men friends, my brother and when my son is old enough he too will get a copy.

I have read every relationship book out there, believe me! LOL This book is the only book that actually hit where the heart lies. Truly I feel David Deida is the only author out there that has a TRUE understanding of the dance between men and women.
I agree with the reviewer who suggested that the people who dissed this book were the people that need it the most.
This book is not for the reader who chooses to remain shallow and superficial. However if you want a relationship that grabs you at your very soul that moves you in ways you have never known possible then I would suggest reading this book.

I have read it many times and always learn something new.

For a woman that is strong, smart, sensual like me, a woman that can railroad the average man, this book is as close to a "manual" that a man can get to for understanding women.

Read it!
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By steve_kozack on May 3 2014
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I really wish I found this book years ago. After a number of failed relationships, I was really starting to accumulate an unhealthy resentment towards women. David Deida clears up virtually all the questions I had about why women behave the way they do towards men and also emphasizes the responsibility that men must honor and uphold to command their lives with power,.confidence and love. When my younger brother starts high school and starts to experience the turbulence of young love for himself, I'll be sure to hand him this book so he can avoid many much of the heartache and confusion that I endured. I'll be referencing this book for years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Gatcke on Sept. 22 2013
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A great read. The sort of book you will keep re-reading for years to come! Awesome, thanks David Deida for your insight into what makes men tick!
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This is a practical guide that acknowledges and deeply values the differing roles - masculine and feminine - in any relationship. It provides clear insights on the challenges that every man faces, individually and in relationship, and specific advice that can be used immediately. I've been active in the men's movement for 5+ years, and have found this book's insights to be consistently accurate, relevant and helpful.
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By AJ on Nov. 22 2014
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At first it's hard to get past the chest-thumping and belittling of the modern Male, however it's worth going a little further for some grains of truth. While it seems we have forgotten what it means to be men, David Deida attempts to point us in a familiar yet deeper direction. If you are looking for some insight into the heart of Humanity, give this book a try.
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Good reading, opens up window to think of things that otherwise would be overlooked and hidden. Personally i had to stop and ponder over a chapter before moving to the next. Tells u that there some good intellectual thoughts and ideas prescribed.
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Clear, simple, direct, this is the best guide for men to understand and deal with women, work and life! So many guys are having frustration with their girlfriends. If only they would read that book! It would make it sooo easy for them.
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